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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Anne Geddes: World's most famous baby photographer on how to take the perfect picture of your child

From babies in flower pots or asleep and cradled in the hands of their parents, and sitting in cabbage leaves, the work of few photographers is as …

42 incredible museums to visit in your lifetime

As Cape Town's Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA) - poised to be Africa's biggest contemporary art museum - is unveiled today, our experts reveal the most spectacular museums to see around the world.<p><b>Which museums have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.</b><p>New York<p>1. Museum of …

What To Do When Life Doesn't Go Your Way (It's Actually a Good Thing!)

Not where you thought you would be at this stage of your life? Maybe your dream job turned out to be duller than a doctor's waiting room, or maybe …

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Happiness

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness

Is happiness something we can cultivate or is it a result of our environment? New scientific research is shedding light on the answer, and the results are encouraging.<p>Imagine your brain has all these neural pathways connecting different responses. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, and you feel …

Mindfulness

Let's Get Real: 5 Traits of Authentic People

"To live with integrity a person must first know oneself and then act in a consistently honest and open way," Fr. Richard E. Simpson, rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, recently told me, adding: "Some might say they have a strong moral compass or guiding ethical principles, but I think that it is …

UC Berkeley

8 Ways To Look Like A Millionaire, Even If You're Not

The last thing image consultant Sylvie di Giusto wants to hear from someone considering a makeover is, "I don't have the money for this." To her, equating looking good with having money is based on a false assumption.<p>Regardless of how much you make, it's easy to project an air of power and …

How Meditation Can Help Protect The Body After Cancer

Mindfulness meditation is known to have a positive emotional and psychological impact on cancer survivors. But some groundbreaking new research has found that meditation is also doing its work on the <i>physical</i> bodies of cancer survivors, with positive impacts extending down to the cellular …

The Difference Between Your Ego and Your Soul

One of my biggest "aha!" moments was realizing the difference between my ego and my soul.<p>It took me a long time and a lot of soul-digging to get it. Here is my understanding:<p><b>Your ego is:</b><p>The image you have of yourself.<p>Your social mask, the face you put on for the world.<p>Your titles and roles …

Positive Thinking

Help Reluctant Employees Put Analytic Tools to Work

Bringing advanced analytic tools into your organization can help you clone your best decision makers so that you get better, faster decisions in every situation that requires human judgment. But you may have to revamp your decision processes to make the tools work smoothly. And you will certainly …

Your Greatest Barrier to Attracting Love

<i>This one problem is responsible for causing singles to stay single... and for keeping them stuck in unhealthy relationships.</i><p>After working with more than 20,000 people, the question we often hear most from singles is this:<p>"How can I attract a great relationship into my life?"<p>These people have …

Relationships

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

Other people’s weight gain is none of our business

We shouldn't discuss anyone’s weight – positively or negatively – either to their face or behind their back<p>About 10 years ago, I accidentally lost a stone. It happened because I moved in with two vegetarian health nuts who took charge of the cooking, and I started cycling to work. Over time, the …

Fitness

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Learn How Speeches Differ From Essays for Better Presentations

Giving a speech is an art unto itself. If you haven't done many of them before, it's tempting to write down everything you want to say in essay form …

Public Speaking

3 Steps to Connect to Your Life Purpose

Unfortunately, it can take a life crisis like a health scare, divorce, or loss of a job to realize that we are not on the right path in our lives. This creates a fork in the road. Do we go back to the same life hoping for a different result, or do we decide to have the courage to create change in …

Goal Board Calendar

Designers from The Linear Calendar have created The Goal Board : a calendar with 3 sections gathering the year, semesters and months. For each …